Noida Authority's decision to build seven free public toilets in the city has evoked more criticism from resident bodies than praise.
These toilets are to come up near commercial centres and business hubs of Noida. Hitting out at the authority’s choice of locations for the toilets, Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Association (FONRWA) lamented that their longstanding demand for public toilets within and outside residential sectors has been overlooked.
President of FORNWA, NP Singh, told City Spidey that at least 100 free toilets are needed in and around the sectors for use by drivers, vendors and servants. But the authority has chosen to construct toilets in commercial areas instead.
SC Mishra, the Project Engineer, however, has a different take on the matter. He said the Noida Authority is working on its own plan and not on the demands of the RWAs.
“At a later stage, more toilets will be constructed in different locations,” he added.
For now, free public toilets are being built at Film City, opposite Spice Mall in Sector 21A and at Adobe Circle in Sector 21A among other places.
The construction work is expected to start soon and the proposed public toilets will be operational in next six months.